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#Indianisms that will make you fall off the chair laughing!

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mandar gokhale
by mandar gokhale on Aug 16, 2014 11:50 AM

very good article. It is common when you say english it is UK enlish & english in India is called as INDIAN ENGLISH. that is ENGLISH WINGLISH

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raba raba
by raba raba on Aug 11, 2014 08:52 PM  | Hide replies


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David Coulthard
Re: IT's A HOT BATH !! ........NOT HEAD BATH.
by David Coulthard on Aug 14, 2014 08:47 PM
I do not think you are aware but there IS such a terminology as "head bath" in India

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Pat Thakur
One good way of learning this Hinglish
by Pat Thakur on Aug 05, 2014 02:58 PM

Listen to commentators on TV channels when the matches are on. You'll learn more n more gems from the language. Especially Sricunt, Kopil, Pskistani players etc.

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abhishek pushp
by abhishek pushp on Jul 14, 2014 11:42 AM

"prepone" is another one.

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abhishek pushp
another one is..
by abhishek pushp on Jul 14, 2014 11:42 AM

"do the needful"

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#Indianisms that will make you fall off the chair laughing!
by DILIP BANERJEE on Jul 12, 2014 04:25 PM

Fantabulous collate with mix of photo.
Trust & hope you have heard the word ‘Fantabulous’.

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IndieBoy Goswami
Why Such an Issue about English?
by IndieBoy Goswami on Jul 11, 2014 10:58 PM  | Hide replies

Folks, Do skill building. Improve competency in your respective field.
Learn from Korea, Japan, Germany, France etc. The makers of the everyday products we use from these countries talk much worse English than ours.
Choice is ours. 1. Manage 'some'english, focus on core skills 2. Focus more on english and stay as BPO and low end IT service people.

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Re: Why Such an Issue about English?
by Raj on Jul 12, 2014 11:25 AM
Globally, English is the most commonly used language -- especially in the corporate world.

Because Japan, Korea, and other nations don't subscribe to 'English language proficiency,' doesn't mean we shouldn't either.

The countries you have listed are highly advanced in the tech domains (electronics, auto engineering, infrastructure engineering, etc.) and are self-reliant in many ways. Look at Samsung, BMW, Merc, Sony, etc. -- they have covered the globe with their products. Name one Indian company that competes with them on a global scale.

Indians are known for low-tech services and products -- our top IT companies (Infosys, TCS, Wipro) are nothing more than body shoppers and their clients are mostly global entities.

The logical conclusion is that if Indians are to thrive, they need to improve their language skills.

As a recruiter, I can say with a (degree with authority) that communications skills are the most preferred skill set of any top employer.

As for your remarks about 'learn English and stay as a BPO worker,' it shows your ignorance about the talent acquisition world. Please back your claims with logic.

People with the above average communication skills are paid higher than their peers. Also, they are promoted more often, and receive better appraisals.

Are core / functional skills important? Of course. But communications skills are the foundation of a good career.

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Ratnam N
Re: Re: Why Such an Issue about English?
by Ratnam N on Feb 18, 2016 11:30 PM
Wow !! "People with the above average communication skills are paid higher than their peers" ..which industry is this? BPO? in Tech world, no one cares how good you speak? all that matter is your work.

Looks like you are recruiter in BPO industry.

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Re: Re: Why Such an Issue about English?
by Hindustani on Feb 20, 2016 02:33 PM
A person with clear thought process and excellent communications skills most definitely has an edge over others. Having said that,communications skills and English language skills doesn't necessarily mean the same. A good communicator needs to have equally good listening skills.

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suji s
Re: Why Such an Issue about English?
by suji s on Nov 13, 2014 06:48 AM
very true IndieBoy Goswami. What is language? just a mode of communication. I agree totally with you, learn from Korea, Japan, Germany, France, build up your core skills. This is why language is never a barrier for a Chinese immigrant to succeed in the West.

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Ram Mohan Kakarla
mother tongue
by Ram Mohan Kakarla on Jul 11, 2014 12:40 PM

most of such mistakes occur as most indians tend to translate from the language they think in---their mother tongue

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